Paslode 500959 T200-F18 18 ga. Brad Nailer
Most of us who use pneumatic nailers are partial to one brand or another, and if Paslode isnt usually your choice, we think you owe it to yourself to have a look at this brad nailer.
Well get out of the way the only thing we dont like: depth-of-drive isnt tool-free. Aside from that relatively small thing, this is one fantastic nailer. Its the lightest weve ever had in hand, and while that may not seem like such an important thing, it will be if youre working overhead for extended periods.
Probably its most outstanding feature is an unusually streamlined nose architecture that fits neatly into spots the other brands cant reach and guarantees your fastener drives exactly where you want it to.
Of course, this Paslode has all the things you expect from any nailer: a non-marring tip, directional exhaust to keep debris away from your face and a nice fastener length range, from 5/8 to 2-inch brads.
If youve already got a 16-gauge, you may not feel the need for the smaller gun, but well just say that its delicate touch is all wed want when working with cove, shoe, base and quarter-round moldings, stair spindles, outside crown corners, paneling, and any sort of decorative trim.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste
Whats in the Box
Nailer, safety glasses, lube oil, allen wrenches, manual, case